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private forecasters, let's use their judgment, suggest you're going to see unemployment start to come down maybe the beginning of second half of next year. >> what are the chances that we're going to see a second dip later this year? >> that's something we're focused on. again, we need recovery to be built on private demand and spending. businesses taking a chance in the american economy. putting investments to work. starting to rebuild their employment base. that's the ultimate test for recovery. and the very important thing for us is to make sure we're sticking with this until we're very confident we have that strong private sector recovery in place. >> and what are you looking at that would give you some cause of concern that we could slip back? >> well, i don't think you can see that risk now again. and the stimulus program, and what we've done in the financial sector are designed to have a sustained impact. again, because the damage we had done to our economy, it was so great. it was just going to take a long sustained effort. >> and that means, unemployment, as you said, pretty high
about cost controls that a bureaucracy -- you're asking to us trust the government. now, i'm not talking about the obama administration. but the government. you're asking us to decide that we believe that the government is to be trusted. we know people who have said routi routinely, well,ou're going to have to make decisions. you're going to have do decide. communal standards, historically is a very dangerous concept. >> it's heading the bill? >> but the bill's a thousand pages of setting up mechanisms. it sets up 45 different agencies. it has all sorts of panels. you're asking to us trust turning power over to the government when there clearly are people in america who believe in establishing euthanasia, including selective standards. >> well, this is something newt and i agree on. i don't want somebody in between the doctor and the patient. i don't want the possibility of losing your health insurance, i don't want people setting standards to denying care. that's all that we have now. under the private health insurance system. that's what happens. look, i've practiced for ten years. my
't do. we're going to climb that hill together even if it takes us all day." >> when he first got elected and my cousin joe was a member of congress and i came to congress, dad finally celebrated saying, finally after all these years when someone says, who does that damn kennedy think he is, there's only a one in three chance they're talking about me. [ laughter ] >> and the president. >> the greatest expectations were placed upon ted kennedy's shoulders because of who he was, but he surpassed them all because of who he became. >> and with thatet me bring in senators john kerry and orrin hatch. welcome to you both. and you both spoke movgly friday night at the celebration for senator kennedy. and i want to begin with you, senator kerry, because you called this last year of senator kennedy's life the sweetest of seasons, and i wonder if you could share a little bit of what you learned and saw of your friend in this last year. >> well, he -- he was so graceful, george, and courageous, and i think the most important thing is that he was able to see and feel the love and affection and
, joined his dad. >> you want a picture with us. get in the center, george. >> the senator is holding hearings on how to preserve our national parks. >> the udalls and mccains, love for the land. love for the place. people works for solutions. >> i guess you could say politics stops at the canyon's edge. but it's evident that mccain and obama have big differences on the issues. especially the health care and the economy. i began by asking mccain to weigh in on the president's war strategy. you just got back from afghanistan. >> uh-huh. >> earlier this spring, president obama announced 17,000 more troops, in a mission to really take the fight to the taliban. from what you saw, was it working? >> they're taking the fight to the taliban. it's a very tough fight. they're going into areas that the taliban have controlled for long periods of time in the south. casualties are up, as we had, unfortunately, predicted. but they are taking the fight to them. the military is incredibly good. >> and do we have enough troops now from what you saw? >> we don't. general mcchrystal is going to make so
, thank you for joining us. critics say that are hesitant about end of life measures being discussed. can you explain that discomfort? >> i think end of life discussions are very, very personal. and very difficult. very difficult for family members. very difficult, often, for people to confront. my own mother spent ten weeks in three different hospitals before she died. i can tell you, it was the most agonizing, most painful, most terrible time for not only for me and my siblings, but for my dad. what every family wants good information and the ability to make a decision that suits their loved one the best way the family is involved and engaged. i think it's really horrific some opponents of the health reform bill have used this painful, personal moment to try and scare people. about what is in the bill. nothing could be further from the truth, that somehow there's a death panel. if anything, seniors should welcome the fact that doctors would have a payment provided to sit down with family members, if they choose, and have a discussion. we were desperate to do that. there were way too man
have used this painful, personal moment to try and scare people. about what is in the bill. nothing could be further from the truth, that somehow there's a death panel. if anything, seniors should welcome the fact that doctors would have a payment provided to sit down with family members f they choose, and have a discussion. we were desperate to do that. there were way too many specialists in and out of the room. way too little time to sit with somebody and try to understand what was going on in my mom's case. i talk to people each and every day. having that same difficulty. we wanted to make sure doctors were reimbursed for that consultation. instead, it's been turned into this scare tactic. and probably will be off the table. that's not good news for the american public and not good news for family members. >> that's what i was going to ask not just opponents who have discomfortable talking about the end of life care in context of cost-cutting. reports are, that the senate finance committee isn't going to include any end of life measures. the house democratic bill, of course, does
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